That’s true, and I do apologise, I had to limit the scope somehow. Focusing on the largest consumer demographic, as well as the effect on the group that’s most likely to be the recipient of sexual violence/comprises the majority of sex trafficking victims seemed reasonable. (I think we can all agree the article is a behemoth and probably won’t benefit from being any longer than it is.)

Whether gay porn is less dehumanising, objectifying or violent than the rest, I cannot tell you, there’s a paucity of studies in that regard. Suffice to say, it’s reasonable to assume some of the content would be like that, and regardless of gender or sexual orientation, the effects of pornography — rewiring tastes, desensitisation/normalisation, increased dissatisfaction with real life partners, and a greater likelihood of rape myth acceptance — apply.

Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts.

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